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David Price gets ‘best-case scenario’ after second opinion; No surgery, will be shut down 7-10 days

03.03.17 at 4:44 pm ET
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David Price (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

David Price (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell called the news the “best-case scenario” for David Price. All things involved, it was hard to argue.

After the Red Sox’ 9-1 win over the Braves Friday at the Wide World of Sports Complex, Farrell passed along the news that Price would not need surgery, or even a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection, on his ailing pitching elbow.

Following the second opinion given by noted elbow experts Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Red Sox will go forth with the plan to shut down Price for 7-10 days, receiving treatment and medication. After the rest, the team reevaluate the pitcher’s elbow before proceeding.

“Even talking with David on his way up there, he felt with each passing hour he was becoming more free,” said Farrell. “As we talked about him experiencing this type of forearm issue in spring training, it may be a little more intense this year, but it’s still the kind of spring training arm that he goes through. A very positive, full exam considering some of the concern. … We definitely feel this is the best-case scenario in light of him still having to miss some time. And there’s no timetable for his return. But we have a definitive plan for him going forward, and an encouraging one.”

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